Resources

An introduction to Kindness in Science

“Should we steer clear of the winner-takes-all approach?” by Kendal Powell, Nature (Careers Feature)

Why Kindness in Science is needed

“These labs are remarkably diverse – here’s why they’re winning at science” by Kendal Powell, Nature (News Feature)

“Science benefits from diversity” Nature (Editorial)

How Kindness in Science can be embedded

Both individual and structural change will be necessary to enable a diverse science community. For example:

Individual Change

“Lab heads should learn to talk about racism” by Devang Mehta, Nature (World View)

“Work-life balance: Break or burn out” by Kendall Powell, Nature (Jobs Feature)

Structural Change

“What does it take to make an institution more diverse?” by Virginia Gewin, Nature (Career Feature)

“A better measure of research from the global south: funders Jean Lebel and Robert McLean describe a new tool for judging the value and validity of science that attempts to improve lives.” by Jean Lebel & Robert McLean, Nature (Comment)

“Zoom in on the big picture: Academic reward structures discourage the pursuit of vital research” by Richard Kingsford, Nature (Index)